Hi Mike, an interesting debate on this issue. My vehicle has a faulty radio so have disabled & only the “body case” remains in the aperture, so that there is not a blank hole in the dashboard, but the inspector, in Avondale car park, on the 3rd January, insisted I required a license. When I asked him what for, he said the radio. When I explained that it was merely the casing (and you can see inside it), he refused to believe me but then said, but your car has an aerial. So what !!! Most vehicles are fitted with some form of an aerial or other as a standard part of the body work. Do we have to pay for this ???
But, our blessed specialist insisted & tried to stop me reversing out, and the poor fellow had to move out of the way.
Incidentally, I have an old Phillips B & W TV at home lying in my garage. Do I require a license for this ???
I purchased my Vehicle Radio Listeners Licence from one of the three inspectors at Avondale Shopping Centre on Monday 6th January. I thought I would get in there first and ask for the licence before they approached me.
We were stopped on 1st January at Newlands shops by the inspectors and had to buy our 2014 licence then and there!
Just to let you know Police are still fining for not having a licence - Rob got nailed on the Kariba Road near the Brickfields and fined $10 and the cops would not listen to reason - no comms obviously!! No ZBC people there of course.
I WAS AT POCKET HILL THE OTHER DAY AND THE CONCESSION FOR 75 AND OVER’S IS FOR HOME TV …FREE. BUT NO CONCESSION FOR VEHICLES.
In Borrowdale village in TM Car Park on Saturday morning were ZBC people with the books to give you vehicle radio licences as well as TV licences, they are normally in Avondale car park as well J
There are agents in the parking lots with bright yellow vests on at all the major shopping centres, including Arundel, Kensington, Avondale and Borrowdale selling the licences.
Am confused about the fact that ZBC have not started issuing licences yet - I was at the Village on Monday and the ZBC guys were there, in their bright yellow jackets and had books with them for car radio and tv licences
I'm hearing the ZBC licence fee is being attached to the vehicle licence disk fee. When you go to get your road tax disk you are required to pay the ZBC element of the tax disk or you won't get the disk. Is this true? My vehicle does not have a radio in it. Regards, Chris